LVM Literacy Unlimited


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Our Program | News and Events | Contact Us | Conversation Classes | Friends of Literacy Unlimited

 Our Program

Who we are: Literacy Unlimited is a group of volunteers that tutors adults in English as a second language, basic literacy, citizenship and GED preparation. Established in 1986 and housed in the Framingham Public Library, Literacy Unlimited is a member of Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts. We are supported with a combination of public and private funding.

Literacy Unlimited provides a solid, comprehensive program for training and supporting volunteers to teach basic reading, writing and/or math skills to adult learners, including those for whom English is a foreign language. We are dedicated to increasing public awareness of the need to eliminate illiteracy in our community and expanding the availability of educational programs that accomplish this. We hold the belief that literacy strengthens society and promotes equality among its members.

The tutoring we offer is confidential, individualized, student-centered, and free of charge. Adult learners and tutors, who usually work one-on-one, are carefully matched and supported to insure the best opportunity for the student to reach his/her individual goals. Typical goals our students achieve include becoming employed or become better employed, getting citizenship, finishing a GED, getting a driver's license, learning to read to their children or simply becoming confident to function in our community.

 News and Events

  • Would you like to become a tutor and help someone to learn English? We offer two free training classes in September:

         -Monday evening, September 15, 6-7:30pm.
          Literacy Center of Morse Institute Library, Natick

         -Friday morning, September 26, 9:30-11am.
          Literacy Center at Framingham Public Library

    Tutor training is offered in 3-hour sessions that meet weekly for 6 weeks. The first class will meet the week following orientation.

    We will also offer a tutor training class beginning on Friday October 3 at 9:30am. It will meet for 6 weeks, for 3 hours a session. When the class is complete, you are matched with a student—then the fun begins! Please contact the office to register. We will also be training for Basic Literacy beginning November 4—save the date!
  • Tutors – Join us for coffee, pastries and conversation on Thursday October 16, 10-11:30am in the Literacy Center. We will welcome Jennifer Tosti, Reference Department, for an informal presentation on computer resources available for download. Bring a friend!
  • Literacy Unlimited Bake SaleSaturday October 18, 9:30- 11:30am. Stop by our table in the lobby for some delicious goodies during the monthly book sale.
  • Literacy Unlimited is seeking interested volunteers to join its Advisory Board. For more information, please drop by the LU office, contact Anne O’Connell at Aoconnell@minlib.net, or call 508-532-5500 ext. 4337. Literacy Unlimited also needs a volunteer Bake Sale Coordinator for this fundraiser held at the Library on the third Saturday of each month. Also needed are bakers, and one or two people to work the bake sale table at some or all of these monthly sales.
  • Literacy Unlimited is so proud to have been awarded a grant for operating expenses from Foundation for Metrowest. As the only community foundation in our area, the Foundation works hard to strengthen the local nonprofit sector and to enhance the quality of life for all citizens. Thank you so much for recognizing our work!Foundation for Metrowest

 

Contact Us

Literacy Unlimited is located in the Main Library of the Framingham Public Library, 49 Lexington Street, Framingham, MA 01702. The office is located on the main floor to the right after the lobby elevator. You will see the tutoring room. Go through it to the office.

Open Closed
Monday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM

Telephone: 508-532-5574.

Email: fplmail4@minlib.net

Become a Tutor
Literacy Unlimited needs tutors to help teach adults to speak English or learn to read and write. You don’t need teaching experience or knowledge of a foreign language to be a volunteer. We will train you. After completion of the training, tutors are carefully matched with a student to begin one-on-one tutoring. Please contact us if you are interested – we will send you updates on the training schedule.
Interested in becoming a tutor?

Become a Student
Come to our office on the main floor. Students must be 16 or over for services. Registration for individual tutoring is during the first week of September. Conversation groups are open to all - no registration required. We also offer computer help, math tutoring, and GED preparation by appointment.
Interested in being tutored?

 Conversation Classes

Upcoming Free Conversation Classes for Adults: Practice Speaking English
Drop-In Classes for Adults - No registration needed, just come!

LVA

Framingham - Framingham Public Library, 49 Lexington Street

     Beginner:
          Mondays        10:00am - 11:30am
          Tuesdays         7:00pm - 8:30pm
          Thursdays      10:00am - 11:30am
     Intermediate:
          Mondays        7:00pm - 8:30pm
          Wednesdays  10:30am - 12pm
     Advanced:
          Wednesdays   1:00pm - 2:30pm

*For more information, contact the Framingham Literacy Office:
     508-532-5574, or fplmail4@minlib.net

Natick- Morse Institute Library, 14 East Central Street

     Beginner:
          Thursdays     6:30pm - 8:00pm
          Saturdays     11:30am - 1:00pm
     Intermediate:
          Thursdays     6:30pm - 8:00pm
          Fridays         10:30am - 12:00pm
          Saturdays     11:30am - 1:00pm

*For more information, contact the Natick Literacy Office:
     508-647-6400, ext.1583, or literacy@morseinstitute.org

Conversation groups in Framingham are supported in part by a Conversation Circles Grant from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Friends of Literacy Unlimited

Friends of Literacy Unlimited, Inc. www.friendsofliteracyunlimited.org
The Friends of Literacy Unlimited believes that literacy strengthens society, promotes equality among its members and helps individuals realize their full potential.

Help students like Dolly reach their goals

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riends of Literacy Unlimited seeks volunteers to help with fundraising activities. We support the Framingham Public Library’s Literacy Unlimited tutoring program. Our fundraisers include May Baskets and an Annual Appeal mailing. If you’re interested in helping, please contact Erika Alvarez at 508-460-1113 or afolu7282@gmail.com.

Donations are always needed and may be made to Friends of Literacy Unlimited, Inc., a 501c(3) corporation, at 49 Lexington Street, Framingham, MA 01702 or donate online.


 

 

 

 

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